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Housing Market: Another Gigantic Difference Between 2008 and 2018

Some are attempting to compare the current housing market to the market leading up to the “boom and bust” that we experienced a decade ago. They look at price appreciation and conclude that we are on a similar trajectory, speeding toward another housing crisis. However, there is a major difference between the two markets. Last... More

5 Reasons to Hire a Chicago Real Estate Agent Before Entering the Market!

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO,’ but it’s not as easy as it may seem. That’s why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to... More

Local Business Spotlight: The Dock at Montrose Beach in Chicago

IRPINO Real Estate Presents our Local Business Spotlight video series featuring local businesses in Chicago’s Uptown and Buena Park neighborhoods. With Summer in full swing in Chicago, we decided to take you to the beach for our August Local Business Spotlight. We sat down with Luke Cholodecki, one of the owners of the beach front restaurant, The... More

Home Buying Myths Put to Rest [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! If you’re thinking about buying a Home or Property, get in touch with us today to see how we can Help, and... More

Selling Your Home? Here’s 2 Ways to Get the Best Price!

Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home, but how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two ways to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a Little Low This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s... More

4 REAL Reasons To Buy A Chicago Home!

We often talk about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain... More

Local Business Spotlight: PR Italian Bistro in Chicago

IRPINO Real Estate Presents our Local Business Spotlight video series featuring local businesses in Chicago’s Uptown and Buena Park neighborhoods. This month we were lucky enough to get to visit with Stefano and Juliana Roman, owners of one of our favorite local Chicago restaurants, PR Italian Bistro. This 13 year old Italian gem has become one of the... More

Are You Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Chicago Home?

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they get married or start a family, some might think they are too young, and still, some others might think their current... More

The #1 Reason to List Your Chicago Home for Sale NOW!

If you are debating whether or not to list your Chicago home for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun recently commented on the current lack of inventory: “Inventory coming onto the market during... More

Buying a Home This Summer? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars

Summer is traditionally a busy season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on those buyers who are looking to purchase before the new school year. This year will be no different! Buyers have already been out in force looking for their dream homes and more... More

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